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Posted: 30 Aug 08, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is a new interesting addition to the growing collection of Fan covers: Dario's rendition of "It's A Hard Life"

Enjoy:)

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/stage_of_champions.aspx


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Posted: 31 Aug 08, 00:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like that he made the song his own and not a straight copy of the Queen version. The harmonies were interesting and quite effective also. My one criticism, the singer had a strong accent and it may have worked a little better had he sung the song in his native language. I can see a lot of work went into this. All in all, great cover. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 31 Aug 08, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the arrangement more than the actual performance. Nice phrasing during the chorus though!

The instrumental bit is marvellous, especially the piano of course.


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Posted: 31 Aug 08, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was writing "just a few lines", as usually (hahaha), when the light went off. Well, so I'd just like to say that I enjoyed it thoroughly, quite fun and it's in my Ipod already. :-)

First of all, congratulations! Great job!

And, after that, there was originally all my traditional blah-blah-blah which is absolutely unnecessary.

So, good that the light service put some restraints on my prolixity.

Well done! I liked it a lot!


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Posted: 04 Sep 08, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The harmonies at the beginning sounded weird. Wrong sounding. Sorry.

What the hell was that voice at 50secs in???! Yikes.

Backing vocals also sound very bassy and muddy - needs cleaned up. Some of the later harmonies are actually interesting, but because of the previous problem, makes it hard to understand.

Nice little interlude piano bit in the middle. I enjoyed that!

The harmony at 3:10 was wayyyy sharp.


Interesting cover, to an extent, but I won't be listening to that one again. Just too much I didn't like in it.

Adam.